‘Disgusting’ ‘disgraceful’ ‘humiliating’ – How social media reacted to Lee Radford’s sacking

Following their 38-4 home defeat to Warrington Wolves last night, Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson announced live on Sky Sports that the club had sacked head coach Lee Radford.

The loss, in front of a disgruntled home support, was the Black and Whites’ fourth in five games and their third consecutive defeat at the KCOM Stadium.

Having spent big in the off-season, following a disastrous end to 2019, Radford’s side failed to live up to their pre-season hype, ultimately leading to his dismissal.

But despite their failings in the league throughout his seven-year tenure, ‘Radders’ has enjoyed some special moments in charge of his hometown club.

Lee Radford ended Hull FC’s Wembley jinx with back-to-back Challenge Cup wins in 2016 and 2017. Credit: Mark Cosgrove/News Images

He was promoted to legendary status when he led the Airlie Birds to Challenge Cup wins in 2016 and 2017, ending the club’s Wembley hoodoo in the process.

Having earned respect, both at his club and amongst the rugby league community, Radford’s sacking has not gone down well, with many labelling the decision to announce the news live on air as ‘unprofessional’ and ‘classless’.

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